IPSX Group Limited trades as the International Property Securities Exchange or IPSX. IPSX UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of IPSX Group Limited and will operate the UK Exchange.IPSX Group Board
Founder & Chairman
Anthony Gahan has some 30 years of investment banking experience including as a director of Robert Fleming & Co. Ltd, as a senior banker at Lehman Brothers and a founding partner of Wyvern, the London investment banking firm. He is currently a non-executive director of Maru Group, a technology enabled international insight services group. Anthony co-founded IPSX in 2014.
Sly Bailey is the former CEO of Trinity Mirror PLC one of the largest media companies in the U.K. Previously she was CEO of IPC media where she led the £1.2 billion sale of the business to AOL TimeWarner. She has held a wide variety of public and private non executive roles including EMI plc, Ladbrokes plc, Littlewoods plc and the Press Association. She is currently the Senior Independent Director at Greencore plc.
Director and Chief Financial Officer
Ian Pain has 30 years’ experience as a CFO of private and public companies coupled with a background in private equity and corporate finance. A Chartered Accountant, Ian started his career at PwC before joining the UK Investment Bank, Charterhouse, and then PPM Ventures (the private equity investment arm of Prudential PLC). He has subsequently completed two roles as CFO of private equity backed companies with a focus on financial performance, restructuring, M&A and exits by way of a trade sale and a London IPO.
Rob Bould is a former CEO of GVA Bilfinger, one of the leading international property agents and advisory firms, and Executive Vice President of Bilfinger Real Estate gmbh. Rob spent his entire career at GVA and was appointed CEO when under private equity ownership by Lloyds Development Capital. Rob was Head of Investment and Chairman of GVA’s Capital Markets Group.
Roland Bellegarde is a stock exchange expert most recently Group Executive Vice President of NYSE Euronext and a member of its management committee and holding board roles at LIFFE, Euronext, Interbolsa, LCH Clearnet and the Qatar Exchange inter alia. He is currently an adviser to Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange.
Sir Brian Ivory
Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE (Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director) is the former Group CEO and subsequently Chairman of Highland Distillers PLC and currently Chairman of Marathon Asset Management and Arcus European Infrastructure Fund. He has held multiple public and private sector non-executive roles with major UK and Continental European financial services groups and consumer products groups.
Charles Knight is a founding partner and member of Mansford LLP’s executive board. Mansford LLP is a private European multi-strategy real estate investment firm owned and controlled by its management, with circa £3bn invested. Charles has over 30 years real estate experience across most asset sub-classes, having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at GVA, prior to founding Mansford.
Justin is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Henley Investments and has a broad range of international real estate and private equity investing experience. Prior to Henley, Justin was a Principal at The Blackstone Group, focusing on UK and European real estate. Previously, he worked at Warburg Pincus in New York and GI Partners in California, investing in Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare and Infrastructure, and served on the board of CenterPoint Properties Trust. He began his career at JP Morgan in New York. Justin holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Richard Croft is the Chief Executive Officer at M7 Real Estate, a leading specialist in the pan-European, regional, multi-let real estate market. Wholly owned by its senior managers, M7 has over 200 employees in 13 countries across Europe. The team manages over 1,200 retail, office and industrial properties with a value of circa €7.4 billion. Richard has been involved in over €8 billion of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 26 years of real estate experience.
Charles Middleton is the Group Financial Controller at The British Land Company PLC, a FTSE 100 property company with a portfolio under management valued at more than £18bn as at 31 March 2018. Reporting to the CFO, Charles has a host of responsibilities including financial reporting, transaction management and structure, corporate financial control, tax, internal audit and group insurance.
Director, Capital Markets
Roger is seconded from M7 Real Estate, a shareholder in IPSX, where he is Head of Corporate Finance and responsible for various corporate projects, including having set up M7’s alternative lending platform, Tunstall Real Estate. Roger has extensive experience in corporate transactions, particularly in equity capital markets but also in M&A and restructuring with a specific sector focus on Real Estate. Prior to joining M7 Real Estate in December 2016, Roger spent 20 years working in the European investment banking industry, including roles at NM Rothschild, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, JP Morgan Cazenove and Stifel Nicolaus, as well as undertaking a secondment to the UK Takeover Panel. He has acted on equity raisings, M&A deals and restructurings with a cumulative value of more than €50 billion.
Ian is a Senior Advisor to IPSX and an Independent Director of Grosvenor Liverpool Limited, amongst other Non Executive Director roles. He is also a Trustee and Chairman of the fund raising committee of the Story of Christmas. He joined the finance industry in 1978 and Aviva Investors in April 1980. He is an active and engaged participant in the broader Real Estate community and was Chairman of the highly respected Investment Property Forum from 2006 to 2007. Ian has an Honours degree in Urban Land Economics and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Senior Adviser, Communications
Paul is a highly experienced communications professional having had a 30 year career in the City as a financial PR and investor relations adviser, including as a co-founder and owner of consultancy Merlin Financial Communications which he ran as CEO for almost 20 years prior to the sale of the business. He has advised a wide range of leading global companies and has been involved in numerous IPO and M&A transactions. Paul now has several advisory and independent director roles, including as an adviser to IPSX Group’s Board on strategic communications. He has been involved with IPSX almost since its inception. Paul graduated with a BA Hons in English from Nottingham University in 1981.
Group Executive Office
Alice is the Executive Assistant to the senior team. Alice joined IPSX having spent two years working for a strategic intelligence advisory firm, Hakluyt. Alice graduated with a 2:1 from the University of Manchester where she studied History of Art and Italian for four years.